New Adventure Golf Course In London
Ahoy there! European Tour pro Richard Finch to appear at opening of new nine-hole adventure golf course in London
European Tour pro Richard Finch will be guiding putters through choppy waters when he appears at the opening of a brand new nine-hole adventure golf course in London over the 2016 Easter weekend.
Finch will be the guest of honour over the opening weekend of Captain’s Bay Adventure Golf, which is based at Metro Golf Centre in Barnet.
Crazy golf fans are encouraged to come along and see Finch in action on the course – which features fast-flowing water holes and a 20ft long shark prop – on Saturday 26th March between 12noon and 2pm.
If you can’t wait that long to test your skill on the mini-golf equivalent of the high seas, the course officially opens at 10.30am on the day before [Good Friday].
The course is the brainchild of Josh Bartlett and David Lowe, who own artificial grass specialists Showcase Greens Adventure Golf Limited.
Its concept arose when Showcase Greens completed some work on the driving range at the Metro Golf Centre.
Josh saw that the centre benefited from the extremely busy range, with more than 6,000,000 balls hit per year, and that it was also a very community- and family-orientated hub.
The seeds of the idea had been sown, so Josh and David went to work on designing the course with the same flair they had shown when they designed greens for Centre Parcs.
The pair designed the course themselves and completed it in collaboration with landscape architects the Andrew Davies Partnership, using Showcase Greens’ bespoke Tour Putt Ultimate putting green grass that they developed in collaboration with their company’s preferred supplier LazyLawn.
Construction of the course took three months in the Winter of 2016.
“We specialise in installing artificial golf greens like Captain’s Bay and we have extensive experience in combining different turf types to create courses that look realistic,” said Lowe.
“Thanks to LazyLawn, the Captain’s Bay course that we’ve delivered has an authentic and realistic playing experience which is low maintenance, durable and weather-proof.
“The result is a nine-hole course that is fun for all the family and will give every type of golfer an enjoyable and amazing experience!” he added.